Sounds of silence for the big swim

The 14-year-old had hardly climbed from the water after conquering the stretch between Motiti and Papamoa, and she was already toying with the idea of an assault on Cook Strait and the English Channel. “Yes, I'm definitely interested in those... Read More

Keeping Kawerau active

Kawerau residents can start the new year healthy and active after becoming the recent recipients of an NZCT grant. A total of $8,946 has been awarded to Kawerau Fitness Community Trust to buy new health and fitness equipment. The grant will also help... Read More

SH25 repairs to be completed by March

Coromandel's State Highway 25 expected to be back to two lanes early this year according to NZTA. The damage along State Highway 25 between Thames and Manaia has now been assessed and the Transport Agency has developed a programme which aims to... Read More

Sunny spells after the rain

In today's weather we are expecting morning cloud with one or two light showers, then sunny spells with northerly breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 25 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. Humidity is 89... Read More

CBD gas leak stopped

A gas leak that resulted in some CBD streets blocked to traffic, and reversed traffic flows down one way streets, has been stopped. The gas leak was from an underground gas pipe on the corner of The Strand and Hamilton Street. First Gas has fixed it.... Read More

Bay battle sites go global

New Zealanders living abroad will soon be able to set foot on home soil without having to cross the border, thanks to a new ANZAC memorial in New South Wales. The memorial, situated at Hyde Park in Sydney, will feature soil from various locations around... Read More

Bayfair to Baypark preparation work

Preliminary works on the $120m Bayfair to Baypark project will continue mostly at night next week, with traffic delays expected from Sunday evening. Contractors are scheduled to remove large trees opposite 759 Maunganui Road which are currently in the... Read More

Smell of gas reported in Tauranga CBD

UPDATED: 11.45am:The search for the gas leak on The Strand is focussing on the intersection of Hamilton Street and The Strand. The intersection is taped off and gas company staff are digging into a drain outside The Cornerstone tavern. Harington Street... Read More

More rain to spread across Tauranga

Welcome to World Popcorn Day! In today's weather we are expecting occasional rain, easing from the afternoon but remaining mostly cloudy. Also northerlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 24 and an overnight... Read More

Mass seabird deaths swamp wildlife trust

Western Bay and ARRC Wildlife Trusts are handling exceptionally high volumes of birds needing care. “There is a mass seabird mortality with many dead or dying birds being washed up on the beach,” says ARRC Wildlife Trust director and veterinarian... Read More



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Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

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